Saratov Chicha convicted of fraud

Saratov Chicha convicted of fraud
Yuri Toropygin aka Chicha

Yuri Toropygin, 60, pleads not guilty.

The Engels court convicted the 60-year-old Yury Toropygin, who is known as Chicha in the criminal circles. He was found guilty of fraud and will go to jail for three years.

According to the investigation, Toropygin conspired with his 51-year-old friend and misled local entrepreneurs who wanted to rent a car wash. Instead of introducing the potential renters to the building owners, Chicha said his friend was the owner of the car wash. Then, the boss and his accomplice took 30 thousand rubles from the entrepreneurs as a deposit and spent it as they chose.

Both were found guilty of fraud committed by a group of persons on preliminary conspiracy (part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The woman confessed and got a suspended sentence of 1 year and 8 months with a probationary period of 2 years.

Toropygin claimed that his friend lied and did not admit to the fraud. Eventually, the court sent the mafia boss to a strict-regime prison for three years with restriction of freedom for a period of 1 year.

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